On April 11, FAS hosted a Capitol Hill briefing by Henry Sokolski, Executive Director of the Nonproliferation Policy Education Center. Mr. Sokolski discussed the implications of the Fukushima accident for the global expansion of nuclear power. In the presentation, Mr. Sokolski emphasized that nuclear safety must come first. Then governments need to count the costs [...]
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On Monday night, I spoke at a public briefing on the impact of the Japanese disaster on the nuclear power industry. The event took place at Washington and Lee University in the Northen Auditorium of Leyburn Library.
Today at 2 pm, tune into NPR’s Science Friday with Ira Flatow for an update on Japan’s malfunctioning nuclear reactors and the evolving crisis. As continued attempts are made to cool the reactors and spent fuel rod pools at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear facility, I’ll discuss the state of the deteriorating nuclear facility. Call with [...]
Listen to my comments on the Diane Rehm Show this morning. Japan’s crisis prompts new questions about the safety of nuclear power. An update on efforts to contain the risks in Japan and how the disaster could affect the nuclear power industry worldwide.
While the disaster continues to unfold in Japan, it is not too early to learn lessons for Japan’s future energy policy. One immediate lesson is that Japan may be taking too great of a risk by having a relatively large portion of electricity generated by nuclear power. As of March 16, four reactors at the [...]
TOKYO, March 15, Kyodo Originally published by Kyodo News I know that it can be difficult receiving advice from an outsider. I write as someone who greatly admires Japanese culture, science and engineering. Japan has made some smart energy decisions. Tokyo responded wisely to the Arab oil embargo in 1973 by shifting electricity generation away [...]
On March 11, Japan experienced its worst earthquake in the 140 years of recorded history of earthquake measurements and may have started to suffer from its worst—to date—nuclear incident. As I write in an analytic and opinion article for foreignpolicy.com, it appeared as of March 11 that the worst-case accident involving a reactor meltdown and [...]
The Federation of American Scientists (FAS) continues to put the generous support of our members to effective use. In just the last month, FAS experts have educated policy makers, the press, and the public in America and abroad about the urgent need for making the world more secure. A few notable accomplishments in February include:
Read the presentation here. Today at the Department of State’s conference on “Atoms for Development,” I gave a presentation on the responsibilities for international cooperation for peaceful nuclear technologies. In this presentation, he recommends that the United States and other countries committed to improving the nuclear nonproliferation system need to use all the levers at [...]